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(NaturalHealth365) Magnesium is an important mineral that offers some impressive health benefits and is involved in hundreds of functions within the body. Without it, humans are at risk of a range of physical and even mental problems.
The challenging thing is, several magnesium supplements exist. Which is the best supplement for your health needs? Let’s look to the research to help guide us in the right direction.
(NaturalHealth365) Probably the single most important property of magnesium in the body is its ability to act as a natural biological antagonist to calcium. As most adults have excess calcium throughout their bodies, it is this reciprocal relationship between magnesium and calcium that makes most people in need of regular magnesium supplementation.
(NaturalHealth365) As a macronutrient crucial to good health, magnesium is no slouch. This powerful mineral takes part in about 300 enzyme activities going on in your body, impacting everything from protein synthesis to blood pressure regulation.
Magnesium is also vital to a number of energy-related functions, earning it the reputation as the body’s ‘energizer’. Surprising, to most people, magnesium is responsible for:
(NaturalHealth365)Magnesium is an essential mineral you need large amounts of in your diet for optimal health. Unfortunately, magnesium deficiency isn’t talked about often … even though it is a common problem.
And, here’s the “tricky” part: even if you’re eating a healthy diet packed with magnesium-rich foods, soil depletion means that produce today doesn’t contain as much magnesium as it did several decades ago. Bottom line, we need to careful about avoiding a deficiency. →
(NaturalHealth365) Even if you try to eat a healthy, organic diet – you could be at risk for nutritional deficiencies without realizing it. In fact, the National Institutes of Health concluded that “the vast majority of people in both affluent and emerging industrialized countries do not reach even 75 percent of the RDAs for numerous trace minerals.” →
Depression is one of the most widely diagnosed conditions of our time, with over 3 million cases in the U.S. every year, and 350 million believed affected worldwide.1 Conventional medicine considers antidepressant drugs first-line treatments, including thenewly approved injected postpartum drugcosting $34,000 a treatment, to the tune of a16 billion dollarsin global sales by 2023. Despite their widespread use, these drugs are fraught with a battery of serious side effects,including suicidal ideation and completion — the last two things you would hope to see in a condition that already has suicidality as a co-morbidity. For this reason alone, natural, safe, and effective alternatives are needed more than ever before.
(NaturalHealth365) Recent studies show that magnesium deficiency comes with serious risks. Not getting enough magnesium in your diet increases your risk of depression and peripheral artery disease (PAD). The good news – researchers also found that increasing your magnesium intake can lower your risk
(NaturalHealth365) A stunning 100 million Americans currently have diabetes orprediabetes – elevated blood sugar that can progress to diabetes if unchecked.But, thankfully, we have some great news – especially for diabetics.
Many natural health experts believe that widespread deficiencies of an essential mineral – magnesium – are driving the skyrocketing national rates of diabetes. In fact, eventhe National Institutes of Health(NIH) warns that ‘diabetes is frequently associated with a magnesium deficiency.’
The fact is, almost half of all Americans are low in magnesium (and, for seniors, the picture is even bleaker – 80 percent of adults over age 70 are deficient). If you think you may be deficient in magnesium, keep reading to discover how restoring healthy levels – whether accomplished by increasing dietary intake, or taking magnesium supplements – can benefit you……Read more
(Natural News) Many of the health problems facing us today can be traced to nutrient deficiencies. You might have heard about the importance of getting enough Vitamin D or omega 3s, for example, but other nutrients don’t seem to get as much attention. When it comes to brain health and cognition, however, there is one…..Read more
This article was written by Ali Le Vere for Greenmedinfo.com. It’s republished here with their permission. For more information from Greenmedinfo, you can sign up for the newsletter here. The science supporting the efficacy of magnesium for major depression and other psychiatric disorders, testing for magnesium deficiency, and which forms and dosages are most effective. Depression, a life-threatening psychiatric disorder,…Read more